A SECURITY expert has come to the aid of two terrified pensioners who were attacked in their own home by masked robbers.

On January 27, the couple answered a knock at the door of their Accrington home only to be confronted by two offenders armed with a knife who pushed their way in and demanded money.

Since their late-night ordeal, the couple, in their 60s and 70s, have been reluctant to move back to their Marlborough Road home.

Lee Schofield, who was moved after reading in the Lancashire Telegraph about the heartless attack on the pair, has stepped in to help.

His company Coptic Solutions, based in Accrington, has installed a CCTV system free of charge at the pensioners’ home to help give them the confidence to move back in.

The couple’s son, Andrew Camm, has thanked Mr Schofield for his generosity.

He said: “The incident that occurred at my parents’ house was truly awful and has really affected them in many ways.

“They are really low in confidence and all over the place emotionally.

“One thing that has come from all this turmoil and upset is the generosity and kindness shown to them by so many people, family members, friends and neighbours.

“However, the most moving is from total strangers. It just goes to show that there are still so many nice people out there.

“I hope after the kind gesture that my parents in time find the confidence to find comfort in their home once again. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Mr Schofield, who also installed free CCTV for an elderly robbery victim in Baxenden in 2019, said when he heard about the incident he felt sick.

He said: “What happened to the couple was bad enough but to hear that they were too scared to move back in, that was heartbreaking.

“I was happy to help out. The CCTV enables them to see who exactly is at their door so they can choose not to answer it if is a stranger.

"It's four-camera HD-CCTV that can be viewed locally and remotely via smart devices which allows the son to monitor the property as well, remotely, on behalf of his parents."

Mr Camm’s father suffered head injuries in the robbery and his mother was left with a split lip.

A handbag and the couple’s Vauxhall Mokka were stolen but the car was found a short time later abandoned on Lee Street. Since the incident a 35-year-old man has been charged with aggravated burglary and a woman, 36, released under investigation.